Wine dinners this week, at Varanese and Brasserie Provence, explore wines from some well-respected California winemakers, and rosés from the south of France. Continue reading Two wine dinners on tap
Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m., Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a 4-course wine dinner featuring all red wines from Michel Chapoutier Winery. Certified Specialist of Wines Katie Benjamin from Terlato Estates and Certified Sommelier Jonathan Kiviniemi from Heidelberg Distributing will be the guests who will discuss the wine pairings from Chapoutier, a vineyard that has been making fine wines in the peculiar soils and terrain of the Rhône Valley since 1808.
Chef Patrick Gosden’s menu will begin with duck confit ravioli, followed by grilled merguez sausage and pearl couscous salad. The entrée will be barbecued beef spare ribs with a macaroni-smoked gouda potato wrap and radicchio spring slaw. Dessert will be a “decadent” chocolate cake.
The dinner and wine pairings will be $75.Call 502-883-3153 or go to ww.brasserieprovence.com. Wines served at the dinner will be available for purchase with 15% discount through Westport Whiskey & Wine.
Early May is a bonanza for Louisville restaurants. The enviable surge of Derby dining is followed the next weekend by the enviable surge of families taking their moms out for brunch, lunch or dinner. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14 this year. Here is a list of some of the restaurant specials being offered for moms’ delectations. Continue reading Once Derby comes, can Mother’s Day be far behind?
All those out-of-towners sure do fill up our local restaurants this weekend. For those with undecided Derby dining plans, there might still be some chances to snag a table. Here are some of the places that you can consider. Continue reading Derby dining is still possible
If you like to explore different wines with dinner, Brasserie Provence has a deal for you this Thursday, April 20. And if you are a beer aficionado, that same night you can enjoy a dinner crafted to pair with beers from Lexington’s West Sixth brewery. Continue reading Wine, beer focus of dinners at Brasserie Provence, Varanese
Tuesday, March 21, Brasserie Provence, 150 North Hurstbourne Pkwy. will celebrate not March Madness, but the wines of Le Marche region of Italy with a special 5-course dinner. Wine distributor Vintner Select will provide Wine Expert David DuBou and Advanced Level Sommelier Julie DeFriend to discuss their pairing choices during the dinner. Continue reading Italian wine dinner at Brasserie Provence
A bountiful choice of special dinners pose hard choices for Louisville-area diners this week. A Bourbon dinner at a distillery? Italian food paired with sparkling wines? An ides of March dinner with small dishes from Provence washed down with French wines? Dinners focused on value wines from American vineyards? Or how about a breakfast focused on compassion for self and others? You pays your money and you takes your choice. Continue reading Special dinners fill this week
Everyone knows, don’t they, that Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times to dine out. With less than two weeks to plan, reservations are already filling up. Here are some Valentine’s Day dinner specials that have come to our attention, and now to yours.
Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., will host a 5-course wine dinner on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. Wine expert David DuBou from Vintner Select has selected wine pairings of wines made with grapes that are not used in France, but are mainstays of the wine industries in Italy, Austria, Spain and Portugal.
Chef Patrick Gosden’s menu will start with fried artichoke hearts with shaved Parmesan served with Indigenous Prosecco from Italy at the reception. The appetizer will be an asparagus goat cheese terrine served with an Austrian Gruner Veltliner, followed by lasagna made with the Chef’s family recipe, paired with an Italian Chianti Riserva. The entrée will be a cauliflower- crusted lamb chop and pimento capsicum relish served with a Spanish Rioja Reserva. Dessert will be Tartaruga brownie and Kentucky Farm Blue Cheese served with a Portugese Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny Port.
The dinner is $65. Call 502-883-3153. The wines served at the dinner will be available for purchase with 15% discount through Westport Whiskey & Wine.
Here are the New Year’s specials that we have heard about so far. There still might be time to reserve a space.
- Both LouVino locations, at 1606 Bardstown Rd. and 11400 Main St. in Douglass Hills, are accepting reservations for all party sizes for New Year’s Eve. The evening will include a prix fixe 4-course dinner featuring seasonal dishes with Southern influences from executive chef Tavis Rockwell. Specially-selected optional wine pairings will be available, as well as the regular wine flights, wine list and signature cocktails.